"The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Norman Rockwell on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Norman Rockwell on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Norman Rockwell on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Norman Rockwell on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Norman Rockwell on Winston Churchill
"I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him."